Plea deal made
in deadly crash
HYDE PARK — A Vermont driver, accused of killing a motorcyclist in a crash and then leaving the scene of the accident, has reached a plea deal with prosecutors that would result in a sentence of up to five years.
Benjamin Miller, 19, admitted Tuesday to huffing dust cleaner moments before the crash in June 2012 in Johnson.
Police say his car slammed into the back of the motorcycle and the rider rolled onto their hood, then underneath the car.
The crash killed Ronald Turgeon, 56, of Berlin, N.H. Witnesses said the car drove away afterward.
In the plea agreement, prosecutors dropped a charge of gross negligent operation of a motor vehicle resulting in death.
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